Summer is turning to fall overnight, but I'm far from ready for the change of seasons. There are too many quintessential summer pleasures I missed out on. That's all right; I managed to preserve a few in this little quilt.
Like a good summer berry pudding, the quilt has been macerating in its own juices since way back when. You may remember it from here.
The recipe is simple:
-Cut strawberry reds and lemon yellows into 2 1/2" squares.
-Add equal parts garden fresh gingham and calico.
-Sprinkle with a pinch of polka dots.
-Embroider to taste.
-Toss and sew!
My friend, Ruth, finished the project for me. She employed the "BigStitch" quilting technique, using #8 perle cotton in a buttery yellow color. I love how her stitches catch the light!
She quilted a cable design in the daisy print border.
What else would there be on the back but more strawberries!
All in all, it's a yummy little quilt that will always feel like summer to me.
*Google "Big stitch Jo Glover" for instructional videos.